Saturday, January 3, 2015

Legends of Enoch

Since THE FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE OF ENOCH has been published, I have had the opportunity to speak with a larger group of people than I normally would have before. As I have spoken with many of these people, (with some being well educated) I have noticed that there is a general misunderstanding of the Biblical patriarch known as Enoch. I think this has happened because for the majority of people, their only knowledge of Enoch comes from the Book of Genesis in the Bible, and to be truthful, there isn’t much there. The vast majority of people appear to completely unaware that there is a large tradition and a number of legends that surround this mysterious patriarch. 

Today I would like to explore some of the mystery that surrounds Enoch and also some of the legends that are related to him. Enoch has a rich traditional history that is virtually unknown to the general public, but at the same time is familiar to many because bits-and-pieces of this tradition have made it into people’s minds over the years. Here we will take a more Esoteric view of Enoch and some of the more interesting stories and legends associated with him.  

All that we can learn from the Book of Genesis on the subject of Enoch and his life is that he was the seventh of the patriarchs; the son of Jared, father of Methuselah, grand-father of Lamech, and great-grandfather of Noah. Traditionally it has been accepted that his was a life of “eminent virtue”, so much so that he is described as “walking with God”; and that after 365 years of life, tradition says “his earthly pilgrimage was terminated, not by death, but by a bodily translation to heaven”.